American Brain Tumor Association


The American Brain Tumor Association is the nation’s oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to brain tumor education, support and research. In 1973, the ABTA was founded by two mothers determined to find answers that, at the time, were not yet available. Since then, the ABTA has funded more than $32 million in brain tumor research and now reaches a national audience, providing educational and support resources.

The ABTA is a steadfast advocate on behalf of the brain tumor community in the United States, and we are here to help patients, caregivers, and their loved ones as they navigate the brain tumor journey.


Finding out you have a brain tumor changes your life. We have the information you need to make informed choices.

Quick Facts About Brain Tumors 

  • Statistics
  • Tumor types
  • Risk factors
  • Frequently asked questions

There are more than
120 different types
of primary brain tumor

700,000 Americans
are living with a brain tumor today


The ABTA’s grant program funds researchers aiming to make advances in the brain tumor field.

For Healthcare Professionals

The ABTA offers resources for healthcare professionals to help their patients better navigate the brain tumor journey.

  • View and order the ABTA’s brain tumor publications
  • Review clinical practice guidelines for nurses who treat pediatric and adult brain tumor patients
  • Download educational presentations for support groups

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with the ABTA. Together, we can make a difference.

Ways to Donate

Your support allows the ABTA to provide education and support resources and fund research.


The ABTA is a champion of everyone engaged in the fight against brain tumors, whether they’re patients, caregivers, healthcare providers, or researchers. We focus our efforts on education, support, awareness, and research.

More than $32 million
in research grants awarded since 1976

Over 600 brain tumor researchers supported in their groundbreaking work

More than $18 million raised from BT5K events since 2006

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TCS NYC Marathon

Run through the 5 boroughs of New York City with Team ABTA on Sunday, Nov. 7. Limited opportunity to register. Only 10 bibs available. $295 registration fee and $2500 fundraising

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